Welcome to the online home of Cheshire Dance Centre, one of Connecticut's premiere schools of dancing instruction. Under the artistic direction of Betty Seibert, we offer professional training in classical ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop and more, for all ages and levels of experience. Join us to discover where fun meets artistry and imagination becomes learning.
Cheshire Dance Centre is proud to offer the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet training. Our Qualified and/or Certified Staff members include:
Betty Seibert, Fellow and Final Diploma, and Karyn O'Toole, Licentiate.
Welcome to SpringTerm 2014-15! We look forward to our 20th year in Cheshire and sharing it with all of you. If you are a returning student - welcome back, and if you are new to CDC - make yourself at home!
First Term is only 17 weeks long and continues into January for four weeks after the Holiday Break! Please note the studio calendar for all days the studio may be closed, parent visitation week, installment tuition due dates, and any other pertinent information.
Summer Dance Information is now available! We offer a range of ballet intensives for ages 4-adult. Click here for information on Terrific Tuesdays for 4-6 year olds. Click here for information on Summer Dance Early Exploration for 7-10 year olds. Click here for information on Summer Dance Intensive Junior for Cecchetti Levels 2&3. Click here for information on Summer Dance Intensive Elementary for Cecchetti Levels 4&5. Click here for information on Summer Dance Intensive Intermediate and Advanced for Cecchetti Levels 6 and up. Click here for the Summer Dance registration form. Click here for the Cecchetti Ballet Exam summer session request form. If you have any questions regarding our summer dance programs please call the office at (203) 699-8888
Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 22. Start getting your numbers together as to how many tickets you will need for each show. The price remains at $25 per ticket. Student Rush tickets will be available at the door, 1/2 hour before performance, $15 each with valid Student ID. All seats are reserved. All outstanding balances must be paid in full before tickets may be purchased.
Be advised that more information about the recital will be coming your way in the next few weeks. Please remember to check our bulletin boards, as well as our website www.cheshiredancecentre.com, to keep yourself up-to-date!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday, May 9 - DEADLINE for Early Bird Discounts for all SummerDance Programs
Friday, May 22 - TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR OUR SHOWS! All Tuition and Costume Balances must be paid in full before any tickets can be purchased!
Monday, May 25 - Studio Closed - Memorial Day
Saturday, May 30 - DEADLINE "Well Wishes" for Performers!
Saturday, June 6 - All Balances Due for all SummerDance Programs
Saturday, June 6 - DEADLINE for Pre-Registration Discount for Fall Classes
Saturday, June 6 - Exam Fees Due
Friday, June 12 - DRESS REHEARSAL at Hamden High 4:00pm- Schedule TBA
Saturday, June 13 - LONG SATURDAY - Dress Rehearsal at CDC 9am-5pm- Schedule TBA
Saturday, June 13 - PHOTO DAY - at CDC - All Costumes must be paid in full prior to this!
Sunday, June 14 - THE BIG DAY! 1:30 & 5:00 Performances at Hamden High School - Refer to printed schedule for arrival times
Monday, June 22 - SummerDance Intensives for Jr/Elem/Int/Adv Begins for 5-Weeks
Tuesday, June 23 - Terrific Tuesdays Begins for 5-Weeks
Friday - Monday, July 24-27 - Cecchetti Examinations at CDC
August 2 - 8 - Cecchetti USA Residential Summer Course in Santa Barbara, CA
Monday - Friday, August 17 - 21 - END OF SUMMER BLAST "Early Exploration"
THIS WEEK ONLY
It has been our great pleasure teaching your child this year. We know you will be very impressed by what you see on stage in our BRAVI! ENCORE! CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CDC REPERTOIRE! Thank you for choosing us to be your dancer's outlet for creativity and artistic enrichment!
Here's to a SPARKLING SHOW!
Ms. Seibert, Ms. O'Toole, Ms. McLain, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Ren, Ms. Dingus and
all of the Student Teachers & Teacher Assistants from CDC
RESERVE THIS WEEKEND!
Friday, June 12
at Hamden High School
Exact Schedule TBA
Saturday, June 13
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
& Long Saturday
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Dress Reh at CDC
Sunday, June 14
1:30 & 5:00 PM
At Hamden High School
Tickets on Sale May 23!
Watch for further information
An important message from the Cecchetti Ballet Theatre board:
“SAVE OUR NUTCRACKER”
Cecchetti Ballet Theatre is in danger of closing its operation!
The CBT Board will present information on the financial state of the organization
for all parties interested in learning about, and participating in,
a “Town Hall” style meeting
followed by Q & A, and an open floor for comments,
regarding the fate (or future) of CBT’s Nutcracker 2015!
Saturday, May 2nd, 1 – 2:30 PM
Cheshire Dance Centre
*Please bring your own folding chair!*
Classes are cancelled for today, Tuesday March 3, in anticipation of the coming snow! All classes that are missed will be made up closer to Recital as long as they do not have an alternate day and time. Please click here to be directed to our class schedule to see if your child's class has an alternate day and time. Enjoy the snow day and be safe!